Hawaiian Partners with Youth Focus for 'Coffee for a Cause' Appeal

26 Sep 2019

Hawaiian is proud to announce its partnership with Youth Focus for the ‘Coffee for a Cause’ mental health advocacy campaign in support of Mental Health Week, running from 6 – 12 October.

Occurring across eight Hawaiian-owned and managed properties, participating cafes will start up conversations about Mental Health Week, fundraising for Youth Focus in a week-long appeal to raise awareness and vital funds in support of young Western Australians facing mental health challenges.

From 7-11 October, select outlets will stock new and improved environmentally-friendly coffee cups, and sell a range of reusable glass cups featuring an exclusive design from local Perth Artist Naomi Craigs.

The artwork aligns to this year’s Mental Health Week theme: Mental health is where we live, learn, work and play.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase a cup, make a donation in the donation tins located at participating outlets, or to spark a conversation about mental health over coffee with friends and family.

Hawaiian’s support of appeal is part of a deeper commitment from the organisation to support its local Western Australian community.

Hawaiian’s General Manager of Shopping Centres Scott Greenwood said the organisation was proud to be partnering with Youth Focus to support those with mental health struggles, sparking conversations that can often be difficult to broach and talk about.

“Discussions about mental health and wellbeing may not be part of our everyday coffee conversation, particularly amongst our local youth,” said Mr Greenwood.

“As part of our continued commitment to the local community Hawaiian’s centres are a part of, we hope to encourage the importance of opening these discussions to provide the best support and inclusivity for our environment and our patrons.”

The following cafés will be participating in the appeal:

  • Barista 235 at 235 St George’s Terrace
  • Caffeintrix at Parmelia House
  • Brewed at Hawaiian’s Park Centre
  • Cibo Sano and La Farina at Hawaiian’s Melville
  • Mokaffe and May Street Larder at Hawaiian’s Mezz
  • Xpresso Lane Café at Hawaiian’s Bassendean
  • Patisserie 1900 at Hawaiian’s Forrestfield
  • Muzz Buzz and Extreme Bean at Newpark Shopping Centre

For more details, visit the Youth Focus website: https://youthfocus.com.au/coffee-cause-2019/.